ELearning an Ideal Platform for Cross Cultural Training

ELearning an Ideal Platform for Cross Cultural Training

Culture is the behavior of individuals, which includes their values and beliefs. Individuals in an organization will carry their own patterns of thinking and feelings, based on the experiences in their life time. Culture differences will also occur according to region, religion, gender, generation and class of the people working in the organization.

Cross Cultural Training will focus on overcoming all these challenges and get the best out of globalization.

Business organizations, operating in multiple cultures and countries, are adapting eLearning, which suits multicultural audiences. Hence eLearning is the reliable option for Cross Cultural Training.

Let’s see the role of eLearning in Cross Cultural Training.

Addressing Cultural Distinctions: eLearning will address critical Cultural distinctions, which will be faced by multicultural organizations. ELearning is learner centric and it is a platform for effective communication. There is an increased need for Global Organizations for adopting eLearning as a reliable method to train their global workforce. There is a need of developing a neutral eLearning in international English,which can then be translated and localized in different languages, keeping the aspect of culture in mind.

Translation: Language of communication differs with place to place. Translation in eLearning helps global organizations to reach its multicultural audience, with the accurate content clarityand quality. While translating the course, eLearning developers will consider native speakers. Linguistic sensibility of audience will be considered highly through this and the content is presented with almost no ambiguity.

Localization: Localization is the process of customizing the courses based, on the local regional rules, likes and dislikes. Use of right symbols, images designs and color combinations, plays a significant role in localizing the eLearning content.This helps the learning organizer, to reach a wider range of audience residing in different locations, with different language and culture.

ELearning will also adhere to the governing laws and regulations, which are applicable in the particular region. Age of characters, units and measurements will also be considered while creating an eLearning.

Therefore eLearning can be considered as an ideal platform to deliver Cross Cultural Training, and Multi-cultural organizations can rely on eLearning to train its Global Workforce.

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Deepika Baddapuri, Expert - Human Resource

Tags: cross cultural training, role of elearning, translation in elearning
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